Why Art? by Eleanor Davis

Into the Wild

Why Art? Read Online Free - What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worth of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.

Title : Why Art?
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ISBN : 1683960823
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 pages


Adam rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 07, 2018

Is art blue? Is it orange? How big is art? These questions and more are involved in Eleanor Davis's "Why Art?" There are several five star reviews already about how wonderful this book is, and about how they are going to sleep with it next to their bed. I'm very happy people have found joy in this...

Sophie rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

I didn’t think a 20 minutes read could make me cry.

Carolee rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2018

Eleanor, what does the inside of your mind look like?

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2018

holy and pure and scary and true this book will sleep in my bed with me for the next few weeks pure pure magic again from Eleanor

Norman rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2018

Enjoyed it. Very quick read, but it was not at all what I was expecting. There’s an actual story, so it morphed into an emotional journey (very smooth transition). I found it to be quite colorful for a black and white book (except for those three pages of color), which, I suppose, tells a lot abo...

Tom rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2018

[Read as part of the Book Riot 2018 challenge - a ‘graphic novel’ (it isn’t but whatever) written and drawn by the same person.] Lovely stuff. Yes, it answers the titular question (no spoilers though!). Surreal, funny, fluid, works beautifully as a digital comic, unfolds deceptively. Might/should...

Michelle rated it ★★★★★

March 19, 2018

Every book I read by Eleanor Davis makes me cry at least once (basically including Stinky and Flop to the Top) and becomes my favourite ever book. I can’t wait to teach this one and read it over and over. It’s so lovely and moving AND FUNNY.

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

February 28, 2018

Read this. Read this now. It's about what making art means, it's why it matters. My god, this book cracked open my heart like an egg.

Rainey rated it ★★★★★

February 25, 2018

Yet another incredible book from Eleanor Davis.

Marissa rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2018

This did not go as I initially expected, but I really liked it.

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